Fighter Wings

Bentwaters Wings:

A Wing Leader

B Wing Leader

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Biggin Hill Wing:

Wing Leader

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Coltishall Wing:

Wing Leader

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Debden Wing:

Wing Leader

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Detling Wing:

Wing Leader

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Digby Wing:

Wing Leader

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Duxford Wing:

Wing Leader

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Exeter Wing:

Wing Leader

  • May 42: W/C Alois Vasatko (83233 – Czechoslovakia)
  • Jun 42:
  • ?
  • Apr 44: S/L Peter M. Brothers (37668 – UK)
  • June 44: Wing spit into Culmhead Wing and Harrowbeer Wing

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Fairwood Common:

Wing Leader

  • Jun 43: W/C Ernest W. Wootten (42667 – UK)
  • Jan 44:

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Hal Far Wing:

Wing Leader

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Hawkinge Wing:

Wing Leader

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Hornchurch Wing:

Wing Leader

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Ibsley Wing:

Wing Leader

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Kenley Wing:

Wing Leader

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Krendi Wing:

Wing Leader

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Luqa Wing:

Wing Leader

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Lympne Wing:

Wing Leader

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Manston Wing:

Wing Leader

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Middle Wallop Wing:

Wing Leader

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North Weald Wing:

Wing Leader

  • Mar 41: W/C R.G. Kellett
  • Jul 41: W/C J.W. Gillan
  • Aug 41: W/C F.V. Beamish
  • ?
  • Mar 42: W/C Anthony Eyre (90408 – UK)
  • Mar 42:
  • May 43: W/C Helge O. Mehre (N1152 – Norway)
  • Nov 43:

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Northolt Wing:

Wing Leader

  • Mar 41: W/C Graham A.L. Manton (32050 – UK)
  • Apr 41: W/C W. Urnanowicz
  • Jun 41: W/C J.A. Kent
  • Aug 41: W/C T. Rolski

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Portreath Wing:

Wing Leader

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Safi Wing:

Wing Leader

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Takali Wing:

Wing Leader

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Tangmere Wing:

Wing Leader

  • Mar 41: W/C Douglas R.S. Bader (26151 – UK)
  • Aug 41: W/C Henry de C.A. Woodhouse (34189 – UK)
  • Feb 42: W/C Michael L. Robinson (37300 – UK)
  • Apr 42: W/C Clarke J. Fee (C.773 – Canada)
  • Oct 42: W/C Peter M. Brothers (37668 – UK)
  • Jul 43:
  • Nov 43: W/C Bernard Ingham (112519 – UK)
  • Feb 44:

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West Malling Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 1 Wing RAAF:

Wing Leader

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No. 1 (Polish) Wing:

Wing Leader

  • Apr 41: W/C John A. Kent
  • Aug 41: W/C Tadeucz Rodski
  •  Apr 42: W/C Marian Pisarek
  • May 42: W/C Stafan Janus (P0700 – Poland)
  • Jan 43: W/C Wojciech Kolaczkowski
  • Jun 43: W/C Aleksander Gabszewicz
  • Oct 43: incorporated in No. 131 (Polish) Airfield/Wing

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No. 2 (Polish) Wing:

Wing Leader

  • Aug 41: W/C Minden V. Blake (36095 – New Zealand)
  • Sep 41: W/C Stanislaw Brzezina
  • Nov 41: W/C Stefan Witorzenc (76730 – Poland)
  • Sep 42: W/C Wociech Kolaczkowski
  • Jan 43: W/C Aleksander Gabszewicz
  • Jun 43: W/C Tadeusz Nowierski
  • Oct 43: incorporated in No. 133 (Polish) Airfield/Wing

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No. 3 (Polish) Wing:

Wing Leader

  • Jun 43: W/C Walerian Zak
  • Oct 43: disbanded
  • Feb 44: W/C Jan E.L. Zumbach (P1382 – Poland)
  • Jun 44: W/C Tadeusz Sawicz
  • Oct 44: W/C Kazimierz Rutkowski
  • Jan 45: W/C Jan Falkowski (P0493 – Poland)
  • Mar 45: W/C Waclaw Krol

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No. 7 Wing SAAF:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

  • Aug 42:  Lt-Col D.H. Loftus
  • Dec 42: Maj R.F. Armstrong
  • Mar 43: Maj T.P.L. Murray
  • May 43: Lt-Col Johann D.W. Human (P103021V – South Africa)
  •  Jul 43: ?
  • Oct 43: Lt-Col S.F. du Toit
  • Jan 44: Lt-Col A.C. Bosman
  • Nov 44: Lt-Col G.C. Krummeck
  • Jul 45: Maj John T. Seccombe (95767V – South Africa)
  • Aug 45: Maj Stewart A. Finney (103700V  – South Africa)

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No. 8 Wing SAAF: 

Commanding Officer

  • Aug 44: Col S.F. du Toit

Wing Leader

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No. 17 Wing/Sector: 

Commanding Officer

  • Sep 43: G/C W.R. MacBrien
  • July 44: dsibanded

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No. 19 Wing/Sector:

Commanding Officer

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No. 20 Wing/Sector:

Commanding Officer

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No. 71 Wing RAAF:

Wing Leader

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No. 78 Wing RAAF:

Commanding Officer

  • Nov 44: W/C Geoffrey C. Atherton (Aus.408030 – Australia)
  • Apr 45: G/C Wilfred S. Arthur (Aus.565 – Australia)
  • May 45: G/C Alan C. Rawlinson (Aus.386 – Australia)

Wing Leader

  • Sep 44: W/C Geoffrey C. Atherton (Aus.408030 – Australia)
  • Nov 44:
  • Mar 45: W/C Jack R. Kinninmont (Aus.584 – Australia)
  • Sep 45:

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No. 80 Wing RAAF:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader:

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No. 81 Wing RAAF:

Commanding Officer

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No. 121 Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

  • Jun 43: G/C C.S. Morice
  • Dec 44: G/C G. Jones
  • Apr 45: G/C Robin P.R. Powell (33278 – UK)

Wing Leader

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No. 122 Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

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No. 123 Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

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No. 124 Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

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No. 125 Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

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No. 126 (RCAF) Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

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No. 127 (RCAF) Airfield/Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 131 (Polish) Airfield/Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 132 (Norwegian) Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

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No. 133 (Polish) Airfield/Wing:

Wing Leader

  • Oct 43: W/C Tadeusz Nowiecky
  • Oct 43: W/C Walerian Zak
  • Feb 44: W/C Julian Kowalski
  • Apr 44: W/C Stanislaw Skalski (76710 – Poland)
  • Aug 44: W/C Jan E.L. Zumbach (P1382 – Poland)
  • Jan 45: Kazimierz Rutkwoski
  • Aug 45: disbanded

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No. 134 (Czechoslovak) Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader 

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No. 136 Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

  • Nov 43: W/C John I. Kilmartin (39793 – Ireland)
  • Nov 44: G/C Thomas M. Horgan (40114 – UK)
  • Jun 45: W/C William L.Thomas (43115 – UK)
  • Oct 45: Wing disbanded

Wing Leader

  • Dec 43: W/C Billy Drake (39095 – UK)
  • Apr 44: W/C John M. Bryan (102570 – UK)
  • Jul 44: Disbanded
  • Oct 44: W/C Robert N. Bateson (39054 – UK)

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No. 143 (RCAF) Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

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No. 144 (RCAF) Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

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No. 145 Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

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No. 146 Airfield/Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader:

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No. 148 Airfield/Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 150 Airfield/Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 169 Wing: Formed November 1942

Commanding Officer

  • Nov 42: W/C Jimmy Elsdon

Wing Leader

  • Nov 42: W/C William Pitt-Brown (33348 – UK)

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No. 238 Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 239 Wing:

Commanding Officer

Wing Leader

  • Apr 42: S/L Geoffrey D.L. Haysom (39736 – Sputh Africa)
  • Jul 42: S/L M.G. Judd
  • ??: S/L Charles N. Overton (40639 – UK)
  • Jun 43: W/C Ronald E. Bary (41818 – New Zealand)
  • Mar 44:
  • May 44: Lt-Col Eric M. Baker (205587V – South Africa)
  • Sep 44: W/C G.H. Westlake
  • ?
  • Jul 45: W/C Charles I.R. Arthur (41241 – Canada)

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No. 243 Wing:

Commanding Officer

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No. 244 Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 250 Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 322 Wing:

Commanding Officer

  • Sept 42: G/C Charles H. Appleton (24139 -Southern Rhodesia)
  • Nov 42: G/C Petrus H. Hugo (41848 -South Africa)
  • Mar 43: W/C Ronald Berry (78538 – UK)
  • Jun 43:  G/C Petrus H. Hugo (41848 -South Africa)
  • Nov 44: Disbanded

Wing Leader

  • Sep 42: W/C Petrus H. Hugo (41848 -South Africa)
  • Jan 43: W/C Ronald Berry (78538 – UK)
  • Mar 43 : S/L Carlson
  • Jun 43: W/C Colin F. Gray (41844 -New Zealand)
  • Sept 43: Lt-Col Laurence A. Wilmot (P102596V – South Africa)
  • Dec 43: W/C Anthony D.J. Lovell (40402 – UK)
  • Aug 44: W/C Ernest W. Wooten (42667 – UK)
  • Nov 44: Disbanded

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No. 324 Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 338 Wing:

Commanding Officer

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No. 903 Wing:

Commanding Officer

  • ???: G/C D.C. Yorke (by April 1945)

Wing Leader

  • ???: W/C R.H. Riggall (by April 1945)

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No.904 Wing: Formed 01.10.44

Commanding Officer

  • ???: G/C G.E Chater (by December 44)
  • Jul 45: G/C David P.J. Lee (33004 – UK)

Disbanded 30.11.46

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No. 905 Wing:

Commanding Officer

  • ????: G/C R.W.F. Collins (by July 1945)

Wing Leader

  • ???: W/C Watson (by July 1945)

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No. 907 Wing:

Commanding Officer

  • Dec 44: W/C Terrence P.A. Bradley (39267 – UK)
  • Dec 44:  G/C Graham A.L. Manton (32050 – UK)
  • Aug 45:  W/C George H.B. Hutchinson (39233 – UK)

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No. 909 Wing:

Wing Leader

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No. 910 Wing:

Wing Leader

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X Wing RCAF:

  • Jun 42: G/C Gordon R. McGregor (C.936 – Canada)
  • Mar 43: W/C Robert E.E. Morrow (C.1238 – Canada)
  • Sep 43: disbanded

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Y Wing RCAF:

  • Jun 42: W/C Arthur D. Nesbitt (C.1327 – Canada)
  • Oct 42: W/C Gerald G. Diamond (C.818 – Canada)
  • Oct 43: W/C Robert F. Douglas (C.343 – Canada)
  • Nov 43: disbanded